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Doumia-Sakinah: The Pluralistic Spiritual Center

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"Doumia-Sakinah", or The Pluralistic Spiritual Centre, provides a framework for spiritual reflection on issues at the core of the middle east conflict and the search for its resolution.


The Pluralistic Spiritual Community Centre is dedicated to the memory and heritage of Bruno Hussar, the founder of Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom.

In his spiritual testament, Bruno said that "Faith in the final victory of love over enmity is the truest and most profound goal of Neve Shalom - Wahat al-Salam".

The House of Silence and the Spiritual Centre were established at the initiative of Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom founders Anne Le Meignen and Bruno Hussar.

"Doumia" is derived from Psalms 65,2:
"To thou Lord, silence (doumia) shall be as praise."

"Sakinah" is derived from the Qur’an 48,4:
"He sends tranquility (sakinah) into the hearts of the believers, that they may add faith to their faith."

The Pluralistic Spiritual Community Centre constitutes a framework for encounter activities, study and reflection, based on values of equality, justice and reconciliation. Its activities draw inspiration from the resources and spiritual traditions of the Middle East and the world at large.

Programs focus on open, inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue, and the advancement of peace. The Centre is set apart on a pleasant corner of the hilltop and comprises the House of Silence (Bet Doumia / Bet as-Sakinah) for reflection and meditation, opened in the 1980s; and the Meeting, Prayer and Study House, opened in 2006.

The Pluralistic Spiritual Community Centre conducts activities for the general public.

For information, please contact:

Dafna Karta Schwartz,
Doumia - Sakinah,
Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom
Doar Na Shimshon 99761

pscc - at - nswas.info
Tel. +972 (0)2 999-6306

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  • Museum

    The Village is developing, in the framework of the Pluralistic Spiritual Community Center, a Museum, including gallery, archives and sculpture garden.

  • Programs and reports

    This section describes the framework of current activities and documents those already conducted.

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  • International Day of the Rescuer 2017

    Friday 31 March 2017
    On March 7, in our newly established “Garden of Rescuers” near the Spiritual Center, we celebrated an event for two present day rescuers.
  • "Spirituality as Peace Work" - article

    Tuesday 5 July 2016
    "How do people in a conflict zone deal with violence, with the feeling of powerlessness, guilt, hatred, and pain? What role does religion play in such a situation?" Annalena Groppe spent some (...)
  • Iftar meals at the spiritual center

    Monday 4 July 2016
    This Ramadan, as in all recent years, the community held a series of weekly potluck Iftar Jamaie meals at the PSCC, i.e. evening communal meals to mark the breaking of the daytime (...)
  • Honoring Muslim Circassians who saved Jewish children

    Monday 6 June 2016
    The Peace Museum organized an event to honor Circassian villagers who saved a group of Jewish children during the Holocaust.
  • PSCC slideshow

    Sunday 15 May 2016
    Slideshow made in honor of Dafna Karta Schwartz’s period of management of the PSCC
  • Celebrating Spring Renewal at the PSCC

    Thursday 21 April 2016
    The PSCC organized and hosted a Spring Renewal celebration with the participation of other organizations.
  • Another successful "Journey” program

    Thursday 17 March 2016
    A group of 30 Jewish, Muslim & Christian teenagers took part in a 4-day ’Massa – Massar’ ("Journey") activity.
  • Forest of the Righteous - Planning Meeting

    Thursday 10 March 2016
    On January 15 the Museum conducted the first extended planning meeting for the Forest of the Righteous project.

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